By the Pricking of My Thumbs, A Wicked Sewalong This Way Comes

I’m so excited! Melanie from followingthethread.ca is hosting a literary sewalong! I have been thinking about how great it would be to do something like that for a while now, and the universe answered my half-baked thoughts about it by sending a fairy-literary-sewalong-mother in the shape of Melanie to organize and host it. Woo-hoo! The first book Melanie has proposed for her Literary Sewing Circle … Continue reading By the Pricking of My Thumbs, A Wicked Sewalong This Way Comes

Running and Sewing and Bears, OH MY!

Helena and I had a fun chat with Dawn of Two On, Two Off on our latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast. Dawn lives in Anchorage, Alaska, and lately as she goes out running she has to be mindful of bear attacks! Scary. Helena, in California, is more concerned with stepping on a snake while out running (although unseen poles seem to be … Continue reading Running and Sewing and Bears, OH MY!

Podcast: Michelle Morris of That Black Chic

A golden prom dress — made from plastic garbage bags! A tie-dyed denim pantsuit worthy of Prince himself! A bomber jacket covered in multicoloured Andy Warhol-style portraits! If you know Michelle Morris of That Black Chic, you’ll know that I could only be talking about her amazing makes. On the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens Podcast, I chat with Michelle about her creative … Continue reading Podcast: Michelle Morris of That Black Chic

Clothes Making Mavens podcast Episode 9: Missing Sewjo

When Sewjo goes MIA and you’re like WTF? FML! And getting it back FTW

Helena and I haven’t had a chat on our podcast for a while. Turns out we’ve both had a case of missing sewjo…and missing blogjo, not to mention podjo. (Sorry, seems I’ve got a case of overkilljo happening right now.) But we finally got our act together and compared notes on some of the things that get in the way of sewing, and some strategies … Continue reading When Sewjo goes MIA and you’re like WTF? FML! And getting it back FTW

What’s It Like to Swear Off Buying Any Clothes for a Year?

Madame Tifaine knows the answer. She spent a year on a ready-to-wear fast and sewed everything she needed. Have a listen to the latest episode of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast, in which I talk to Tif about why she did it and what she learned along the way. Enjoy! You can also visit Madame Tifaine’s blog to see her lovely makes. Continue reading What’s It Like to Swear Off Buying Any Clothes for a Year?

Clothes Making Mavens podcast episode 3: Sew Small Talk - Fabric Zeal

Check out Episode 3 of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast

Hi friends! Just a quick note to let you know that episode 3 of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast is now available for your listening pleasure! Helena and I are also happy to let you know that you can know subscribe to the podcast on all your favourite podcatching platforms, including iTunes. See clothesmakingmavens.com for more info. I’ll be back soon with my contribution to … Continue reading Check out Episode 3 of the Clothes Making Mavens podcast